The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at the CUNY Graduate Center has announced its Fall 2012 season of public programs. The season will launch with the PRELUDE.12 Festival of contemporary performance and continue with 10 free public programs throughout the Fall, featuring Contemporary Theatre and performing artists from around the world.
“We are dedicating this year’s programming to the memory of our founder and namesake, the great Martin E. Segal, who passed away this past August,” states Executive Director Frank Hentschker. Mr. Segal also served as the first Chairman of the New York City Commission for Cultural Affairs; chairman of Lincoln Center; and founding president and chief executive of the Film Society of Lincoln Center, among many other roles. “He had continued to be actively engaged in the life of our Center until very recently,” Hentschker recalls. “He is sorely missed.”
Highlights from the Segal Center’s Fall 2012 season of programs include:
· Reality + Fiction: Berlin’s Rimini Protokoll, October 29: one of Germany’s most innovative performance collectives presents their work, commissioned by major festivals around the world, in which the protagonists of real-life dramas tell their own stories.
· Contemporary Haitian Theatre: Playwright and Novelist Gary Victor, November 12: meet leading Haitian writer Gary Victor, whose plays use wit, satire, and vodou-inspired magic realism to comment on Haitian society.
· Revisiting the Rosenberg Trial in The Brother, December 17: New York Times investigative reporter Sam Roberts—to whom Ethel Rosenberg’s brother confessed decades after the infamous trial—joins us with playwrights John Hancock and Dorothy Tristan (Weeds) for a reading of a new stage adaptation of his book, The Brother.
All events are presented at the CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street, New York, NY 10016. All are free of charge and open to the public. First come, first served. D